Each year, Cal Poly’s Agribusiness Club hosts their annual Ag Showcase, an event that garners attendance from over 500 students pursuing job opportunities in the agriculture industry. The showcase gives attendees an opportunity to network and communicate with company representatives from all different aspects of the industry, from fresh produce growers and shippers, to family owned wineries and farming technology specialists.
“Being a first year, I went into Ag Showcase nervous and without many expectations; however, after talking to a few companies, I realized that the event was put on for students in the same position as myself,” said Maya Capurro-Frosch, Student, Cal Poly. “Ag Showcase provides hundreds of students with amazing opportunities. Whether you are a first year, like myself, or a fourth year preparing to graduate, all the companies come with smiling faces to help students take the next step in their professional career. I am part of the Cal Poly Agribusiness Management Club so it was especially rewarding to see it all come together – being a huge success for so many in the end.”
Taylor Farms has been a long time participant in the Ag Showcase, utilizing the opportunity to recruit passionate, up-and-coming talent to join our Taylor Farms team for summer internships or other open positions. Representing Team Taylor were Michelle Roberts, Foodservice Sales, and Tricia Seduski, Retail Sales, both of whom are successful Cal Poly Alumni who have grown their careers with Taylor Farms.
“I remember attending the Ag Showcase as a student and it was such a great opportunity to network with industry leaders,” says Roberts. “The Cal Poly Ag Business program does a great job preparing students to enter the industry with confidence, professionalism, and current industry knowledge. Attending the showcase this year representing Taylor Farms was a rewarding experience for me as a Cal Poly Alumni. We had a great time meeting all the students and seeing the young and enthusiastic energy!”
We at Taylor Farms are so excited about the students we met at Cal Poly, and those we’ve met at events around the country recently, and we are eager to see what great things this new generation of agriculture talent will bring to our company and our industry.